REINCARNATION: Laundry Lady

Spring is in the air and baseball is on TV (its my favorite time of year!)… but that means its time for a little SPRING CLEANING. Well nobody really likes to do laundry… but the best way to encourage yourself to keep a tidy home and those threads off the floor is to have a great space to do your laundry in! Here are a few of my FAVORITE laundry room spaces and a few great items to add to your laundry room to make it a bit more stylish!

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Here are my recommendations for creating the best laundry room (don’t forget.. the smallest spaces need the most love to make them beautiful!)

Wire Mesh Storage- Laundry Caddy $29 from West Elm

Wire Mesh Storage- Laundry Caddy $29 from West Elm

Gabrielle Laundry System, pieces of this are anywhere from $24-$99 at Pottery Barn

Gabrielle Laundry System, pieces of this are anywhere from $24-$99 at Pottery Barn

 

Salvaged Tarp Laundry Hamber $69-$79 from Restoration Hardware

Salvaged Tarp Laundry Hamber $69-$79 from Restoration Hardware

The BEST hanging garment bags from The Container Store ranging from $6.99-$19.99 *currently on sale

The BEST hanging garment bags from The Container Store ranging from $6.99-$19.99 *currently on sale

 

 

Mrs. Meyers Laundry Detergent, 64 loads for $15.99These are 97% naturally derived! Geranium is my FAVORITE scent of hers!

Mrs. Meyers Laundry Detergent, 64 loads for $15.99
These are 97% naturally derived! Geranium is my FAVORITE scent of hers!

HAPPY SPRING CLEANING!

 

 

 

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HOME-SPIRATION: The Four-Poster Bed

So if you have read previous posts you will know that I think the cornerstone to any bedroom is clearly an amazing bed! Its where you will spend your lazy days reading and watching Girls on HBOgo, eating breakfast in bed with your boyfriend, or staying up late cramming for your exam or a presentation at work. With that being said, I have always thought that four poster beds were a little superfluous, a little too romantic and whimsical for my own taste, but recently I have found some amazing images that have really inspired me to believe that the four-poster bed is making a modern come back. Let me know your thoughts!

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INSTAPOST: Double Wide

So I think visiting or living in a new city is all about finding the small places that the locals go to eat or drink… those are always the best. These past few weeks starting my adventure in Dallas, we have been trying to find cool places to eat, drink, and really do anything. A lot of people from our office suggested Double Wide, an eclectic bar in Deep Ellum. An bar made from an actual double wide serving drinks like Yoo-Hoo Yeehaws (a Yoo-Hoos take on a white russian) and glasses rimmed with Pixie Stick candy. Love. Here are a few photos from that trip!

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the famous YOO-HOO YEEHAW!

the famous YOO-HOO YEEHAW!

Visit them at WWW.THEDOUBLEWIDEBAR.COM for more info on upcoming shows, drinks, and more!

Visit them at WWW.THEDOUBLEWIDEBAR.COM for more info on upcoming shows, drinks, and more!

REINCARNATION: Breakfast Nook

I really love the idea of a breakfast nook. It may stem from the fact that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and I can imagine nothing more luxurious than milling over the paper with breakfast and coffee in a gorgeously decorated nook. Hello? Doesn’t this sound delightful, people?!

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here are three options for your own breakfast nook:

Option One. White Out.

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Recreated with:

The DOKSTA table from Ikea for $199.

The DOKSTA table from Ikea for $199.

Two of the KLAPPASTA chairs in Nyarp White for $149 at Ikea.

Two of the KLAPPASTA chairs in Nyarp White for $149 at Ikea.

add some throw pillows and a small vase of flowers to this look and you have the perfect outfitted breakfast nook for a small home or apartment!

Option Two. Bold Pattern and Color.

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Recreated with:

Add a bold pop of color to your breakfast nook with the SLIPPAN Loveseat in Granan red for $299 at Ikea.

Add a bold pop of color to your breakfast spot with the                                                                   KLIPPAN Loveseat in Granan red for $299 at Ikea.

Add extra seating with these Sole Design Julia Chaz Dinning Chairs. A set of two from $234.99 from Overstock.com

Add extra seating with these Sole Design Julia Chaz Dinning Chairs. A set of two from $234.99 from Overstock.com

Finish it off with the LIATORP extendable table in white from Ikea for $279

Finish it off with the LIATORP extendable table in white from Ikea for $279

Add several eclectic table settings and mixed pattern throw pillows and you have yourself a nook!

Option Three. Vintage Classic.

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Recreated with:

This Wing Back Natural Linen Loveseat from Overstock.com for $464.99

This Wing Back Natural Linen Loveseat from Overstock.com for $464.99

With these Bintage Tabouret Stacking Chairs. They come as a set of four for $199.99 at Overstock.com

With these Bintage Tabouret Stacking Chairs. They come as a set of four for $199.99 at Overstock.com

Tying it all together with the Parker Expandable Dining Table from West Elm for $699

Tying it all together with the Parker Expandable Dining Table from West Elm for $699

Finish this look off with a few throw pillows for accents and some bone white china for a classic modern look.

REINCARNATION: Wooden Welcome

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I have loved this picture since I saw it on Facebook and I keep picturing what type of home I would have to have to recreate this look. I feel like bold design choices like wood on a wall are kind of like that favorite daring top we keep in our closet but never seem to wear because we don’t know if we can “pull it off.” Well here is my bold choice to try and recreate this look (digitally of course!) So here goes!

First to tackle the wooden aspect of the wall I looked in to laminate flooring and how you might be able to put it on your walls at home. So of course I had to do a little digging and found this great tutorial on how to install laminate flooring on your walls at HomeDepot.com (just click on the image and it will take you to the video if you’re interested)

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If you’re really unsure about the idea of a wooden wall check out magazine article on how hotels frequently use this technique!

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If you're interested try this Mohawk Antique Bark Oak Laminate Flooring for $2.95 per square foot at Home Depot! Would match the inspiration image pretty well!

If you’re interested try this Mohawk Antique Bark Oak Laminate Flooring for $2.95 per square foot at Home Depot! Would match the inspiration image pretty well!

Even if you’re not interested in a wooden wall near your entry way, you could paint it a bold color and still add these accessories:

This is the Ascend Taupe 55" Open Storage Unit from Crate and Barrel for $399. Love this mounted on the wall for shoe and bag storage at the entryway!

This is the Ascend Taupe 55″ Open Storage Unit from Crate and Barrel for $399. Love this mounted on the wall for shoe and bag storage at the entryway!

These are great wall hooks from Anthropologie (I have a mild obsession with their hardware) These are the Light Bulb Hook Wide for $7.95 each!

These are great wall hooks from Anthropologie (I have a mild obsession with their hardware) These are the Light Bulb Hook Wide for $7.95 each!

This is another Anthropologie hardware option! This is their Mudroom Hook for $8.00 each.

This is another Anthropologie hardware option! This is their Mudroom Hook for $8.00 each.

But if you're looking for something more like the inspiration image check out these BLECKA hooks from Ikea in stainless steel for only $5.99 for a 2 pack.

But if you’re looking for something more like the inspiration image check out these BLECKA hooks from Ikea in stainless steel for only $5.99 for a 2 pack.

ENTERTAINING: Weather The Storm

With the huge storm hitting the east coast this weekend (making it perfect weather to snuggle up and read my blog!) I thought I would dedicate a post to snow days and curling up at home! A perfect weekend to stay warm, light up the ol’ fire place and think up all the ways to redecorate your home!

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Here are a few of my favorite winter-y snow day things to do:

YUM. Nothing better than a hot cup of cocoa on a snowy day. Try this crockpot recipe for the easiest recipe around.

YUM. Nothing better than a hot cup of cocoa on a snowy day. Try this crockpot recipe for the easiest recipe around.

My favorite board games! Get a group together... spike you're hot cocoa and have some old fashion fun.

My favorite board games! Get a group together… spike you’re hot cocoa and have some old fashion fun.

Cashmere. Snuggle up in this fantastic J.Crew Cashmere hoodie... how luxe.

Cashmere. Snuggle up in this fantastic J.Crew Cashmere hoodie… how luxe.

Watch your favorite TV show! My ALL TIME favorite show is Friday Night Lights! Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can't Lose.

Watch your favorite TV show! My ALL TIME favorite show is Friday Night Lights!
Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.

HOUSEHOLD GUIDE: SINK-spiration

Here are my current SINK-spiration images (pun intended people!) These sinks really put a unique spin on the kitchens or bathrooms they are in! Love.

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So I didn’t realize, until I actually started to look deeper, how many sink types there actually are. Here is a helpful guide on the different types of sinks and their names for the next time you’re in the market for a new addition to your kitchen, bathroom, or even laundry room!

For KITCHEN SINKS:

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.for BATHROOM SINKS:

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